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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Judge dismisses sexual assault charges against QHS grad Reed

Feather Publishing
8/25/2014

A Michigan judge last week dismissed rape charges against former Quincy High School sports standout Evan Reed.

According to reports from several Detroit-area media outlets, the judge ruled the accuser wasn’t credible and it wasn’t proven that she was incapacitated.

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New employees top county officials’ wish list

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
8/25/2014

After years of cuts in personnel, department heads want to see some positions restored.

Of the six county department heads who met with the Plumas County supervisors Aug. 12, three asked for more employees.

Read more: New employees top county officials’ wish list

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Railroad Days a landmark success

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Benny, Penny and Dude provide music for railroaders at the Portola City Park during the 32nd annual Railroad Days. Photo by Austin Hagwood
Austin Hagwood
Staff Writer
8/24/2014


The 32nd annual Portola Railroad Days featured gunfighters galore, driving rock music and trains whizzing down the tree-columned Canyon.

But for organizer Patricia Ryan, the jam-packed weekend of Aug. 8 – 10 brought more than dunk tanks and benefits for the city of Portola.

It also delivered a revival of community spirit.

Read more: Railroad Days a landmark success

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Community blood drive set for September

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Seneca Hospital Auxiliary president Jude Morse and Lake Almanor Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Bill Mahaffey display the poster for the community blood drive. Photo submitted
M. Kate West
Staff Writer
8/23/2014

The Chester community blood drive will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge in Old Town Chester from noon until 6 p.m.

“Volunteers of the Seneca Hospital Auxiliary will be calling community members to assist them with appointments to donate. Donors may also schedule a donation time by visiting bloodhero.com or by calling me at 259-3626,” SHA president and drive chairperson Jude Morse said.

Read more: Community blood drive set for September

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Native plant enthusiasts meeting set

Feather Publishing
8/23/2014

Ever wonder what that plant along the side of the road is? An upcoming meeting will connect folks with a shared interest in native plants.

The introductory meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Quincy library, 445 Jackson St.

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